Matmos (their record company’s page can be found here) must be one of the most creative group of musicians around. Or maybe they are the most cerebral (or both?). At first, there doesn’t appear to be anything unusual when you listen to their music, except that some of the sounds might or might not be a bit unusual. The thing with Matmos is that if it sounds like a fart, it actually is a real fart. And some sounds are enjoyed better if you do not know what they are, like those on the album A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure - music largely assembled by sampling sounds produced during plastic surgeries. Those who insist on reading the booklets will of course find out about the gory details; the new album Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast includes, if I remember correctly, the aforementioned fart, sperm sounds (yeah, don’t ask - I didn’t), sounds produced while handling a dead cow’s uterus and vagina, plus, and this has got to be my favourite, the sounds produced by having a bunch of snails intercept some laser signals used to trigger a theremin (or so). And more. Now, all that sounds pretty weird, and if you want to give it a listen you can download the a sample from The Civil War here; and there’s a neat sample from Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast here.